Jurors are returning this week to courtrooms across Maryland for the first time in five months, and judges are beginning to chip away at the backlog of thousands of felony cases that piled up during the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera’s order allowed jury trials to resume Monday in criminal and civil cases statewide. She suspended them in November when coronavirus infections jumped. Maryland’s courts opened and closed intermittently since the virus broke out more than a year ago.
Facing a mountain of court cases, judges and juries across Maryland are returning to full operations
April 27, 2021